Written in the early years of the 21st century, when the author (Steve Moore) was engaged in dream-explorations and mystical practices centred on the Greek moon-goddess Selene, Somnium is an intensely personal and highly-embroidered fictional tapestry that weaves together numerous historical and stylistic variations on the enduring myth of Selene and Endymion. Ranging through the 16th to 21st centuries, it combines mediæval, Elizabethan, Gothic and Decadent elements in a fantastic romance of rare imagination.
With its delirious and heartbroken text spiralling out from the classical myth of Endymion and the Greek lunar goddess Selene, Somnium is an extraordinary odyssey through love and loss and lunacy, illuminated by the silvery moonlight of its exquisite language.
With an afterword by Alan Moore, whose biographical piece Unearthing details the life of his friend and mentor Steve Moore, and includes the circumstances surrounding the writing of Somnium.
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Although steampunk has been around as a genre since the 1980s, it came into its own as a subculture and artistic movement in the mid-oughts of the twenty-first century.
In these first issues of SteamPunk Magazine, some out of print for years, there are articles and interviews on music, fashion, politics, history, and mad science. Groundbreaking steampunk fiction and breathtaking illustration run beside bizarre philosophy and manifestos. Learn to etch copper, to build a pennyfakething from an old bike or a jacob’s ladder from trash. Discover vertical windmills or sew a pair of spats.
Here collected now are over 400 pages of awesome steampunkery. SteamPunk Magazine has always been known for keeping the punk in steampunk, for being willing to celebrate steampunk subculture as a part of the global counterculture.
The volume is introduced by the illustrious Jake von Slatt and features a cover illustrated by the remarkable John Coulthart.
Coming in Autumn 2011 from Combustion Books
Featuring interviews with:
Darcy James Argue’s Secret Society
Donna Lynch & Steven Archer
The Men That Will Not Be Blamed For Nothing
Ann & Jeff VanderMeer
Usul of the Blackfoot
The Catastrophone Orchestra
Cheshire S. Grin
C. Lance Hall
C. Allegra Hawksmoor
Al-leen the Peacemaker
Rachel E. Pollock
Jake von Slatt
Lord Dr. Richard von Tropp
David X. Wiggin
And artwork from:
Ms. Scary Boots
Artist and designer du jour Mr. John Coulthart has just unleashed his Psychedelic Wonderland 2010 calendar upon the world. Ideal for marking the release dates of The Complete Alice in Wonderland and other important appointments on. Click on the image below to visit Mr. Coulthart’s Cafe Press shop.